A lot hardware drivers were added into Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04 is no exception as it too has more support.I would love to install uBuntu instead of windows, mainly that because it's easy to use and have no interest learning Linux command line O/S systems. It's very user friendly for the Linux novice like me, but last time I did a clean install with it hardly anything worked hardware wise.
As that is a general report based on a pre-build PC .... It could be a customized board. But with that in mind, that standard board setup would need to be resolved before going into 3rd parties.Well see they say the "Lan and Sound" is working now, that's a big plus, wasn't before. But see USB motherboard controllers have a red sign shown, if that means USB connections from motherboard to case won't work, then forget it really. Not sure about the additional components listing "Firewall and Media-card", but I do have a media drive installed that takes different sized sim cards, but that didn't come with motherboard and takes up a floppy drive slot bought separately. Also, see the tick is for an X2 AMD, I use the 64 FX-60 AMD Duel processor, I replaced the X2 with it later but still have that "inferior" CPU chip still to fall back on. But there may be no issues with FX-60 anyway regardless.
Only thing I see really, is that question mark over the USB motherboard controller. That's something that's part of the motherboard (on-board). Would like to know what that means exactly? As that seems to be the only show stopper.
I attempted to switch away from windows about 6 months ago, I formatted the laptop and did a clean install of whatever the latest LTS was at the time. I suffered terrible problems with the laptop grinding and stuttering, tried all sorts of fixes then eventually put w7 back on. I'm in the process of building a new HTPC, when it's finished I'll give Ubuntu one more go.
Well this is it Shelley, w7 isn't bad, it's downright good. It's the pricetag I don't like. Every copy of w7 I have ever ran has been cracked in one way or another and I don't intend on changing my habits tbh.Ah okay. I thought I'd ask because 8 months or so ago I was thinking of trying linux mainly because people were raving on about it and I was really looking for the benefits of making the switch, what advantages come with linux, Do I really need to make the switch? Probably not. Probably wont switching but atleast try it alongside win7 (dual OS). Does it come with SSD support? I expect gfx cards will be catered for (nvidia/amd (ati)) etc but I was really wanting to know the major differences, mainly advantages of linux vs Win7 since win7 in my mind is not a resource hog and is surprisingly stable.
I'll probably locate a spare hardrive and give it a test run but from what I'm hearing thus far there's really no benefits for the average user. Since I'm a heavy photoshop user using PS6 Beta it's rapid in win7, stable so this is vital that any linux I potential may try runs this flawlessly.